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Illinois Youth Survey - Parents of Sophomores and Seniors

posted Jan 15, 2020, 9:07 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Jan 15, 2020, 9:12 AM ]

Attached is a letter announcing the Illinois Youth Survey, which will be given on February 12, 2020. If you, as a parent, don't want your son/daughter to take the IYS Survey, you may print and sign the attached letter and return it to the high school by January 29, 2020. 

If you are o.k. with your son/daughter taking the Illinois Youth Survey, you need not do anything. Signing and returning the attached letter is only necessary if you wish to have your son/daughter opt-out of answering the survey. 

Your son/daughter should share the same letter that you see attached below. They sophomore and senior students were sent a similar message via school email today (1/15/20).

As you will see in that attached letter, the survey is entirely anonymous and is governed by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Illinois, which reviews the survey and the data collection methods to insure that student anonymity is guaranteed and that no individual student results are ever linked back to that student. EAWR and the other high schools in Illinois only receive a general report about overall totals to the survey questions.

REMINDER: 5 Essentials Parent Survey

posted Dec 2, 2019, 1:48 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 8:52 AM ]

Dear EAWR Parents: 

We are asking all of our parents to complete the school climate questionnaire, the "5 Essentials Survey." This survey is once again collecting input from parents statewide about their students' own school. EAWR would like to see parent participation in this survey which can give us valuable information regarding your perceptions of EAWR. If we can get at least 20% of our parents to participate, the board, administration, and staff will get a summary of the parent responses regarding our school. 

As is always the case with these surveys, your name or child's name are never connected with your responses and you will have complete privacy in giving your answers to the questions. The last date to complete the survey is Feb. 14, 2020.

Here's the link to take the survey:

Many thanks for helping us out with our 5 Essentials Survey!

Metro-East Lutheran Tourney Bracket Posted

posted Nov 25, 2019, 6:28 AM by John Pearson

The tournament bracket for the 2019 Metro-East Lutheran Turkey Tournament is now posted. Go to the Documents tab, scroll down, and click on the Athletic Team Schedules folder. Go Oilers!

Winter Sports Schedules Now Posted

posted Oct 22, 2019, 12:14 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Nov 21, 2019, 9:04 AM ]

NOTE: SOME REVISED SCHEDULES ARE NOW POSTED ... The 2019-20 Winter Sports Schedules are uploaded in the Athletic Team Schedules folder on the Documents page. Click on the Documents tab at the top of this page and then scroll down to the Athletic Team Schedules folder. 

Also, individual athletic events can also be found on the Google Calendar application at the bottom of this Home Page

Telegraph "Best of the Best" Nominees for 2019

posted Oct 7, 2019, 7:54 AM by John Pearson

Recently, three of our staff members were nominated by someone in the community for the Best of the Best recognition in the Alton Telegraph: Teacher: Mary Walker and Coaches: Russ Colona and Garry Herron! Congrats to Mary, Russ and Garry!

You can vote on-line at beginning Friday, Oct. 11th! Just like Chicago, "Vote Early (but not too early) and Vote Often."

Official Documents and FOIA Information

posted Sep 24, 2019, 11:24 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 11:26 AM ]

If you wish to access documents that are required by law to be posted on this EAWR Website, click the Documents tab above OR click the Legal and FOIA Information link on the left margin found on every page of this Website. If you cannot find what you're looking for, please email us at, and we will try to help you find it.

Oiler Alumni Hall of Fame Announced for 2019

posted Jul 17, 2019, 12:58 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

The Oiler Alumni Hall of Fame has been announced. The new members are: Dr. Jane (Westerhold) Arbuthnot (1971), Dr. Curtis Berrey (1951-Posthumous), Jim Fox (1968), Mark Hudson (1976), Dr. Antone "Tony" Kusmanoff (1961), Dennis Link (1971), Joe Silkwood (1978), and Larry Thatcher (1974). More about these inductees can be found by clicking here ..... Congrats to our new Oiler Alumni Hall of Fame inductees!

Honor Roll 2nd Semester 2018-19 Posted

posted Jun 27, 2019, 7:42 AM by John Pearson



Caillou Assmar

Gabriel Briagas

Jacob Cress

Kara Crutchley

Devin Curtis

Kiana Franklin

Fabian Garcia-Sorto

Kayla Garrett

Zachary Gibbs

Eric Herrin

Janie Hughes

Hunter Morales

Adam Newberry

David Owens III

Tierny Pittman

Joseph Reinke

Mason Walker

Ryne White

Nicole Wilmurth


Caleb Bogus

Kayla Brantley

Dezarae Crotts

Nicolas Ellis

Hannah Gibson

Jordyn Gibson

Rebecca Hargis

Kaylee Hill

Brayden Hopkins

Kurtis Hyde

Carson Knezik

Seth Lile

Haley Monroe

Savanah Stickler

Lacey Tretter

DaeShawn Warren

Kayla Wiegand


Kenneth Beachum

Abigail Beck

Tyler Brumley

Heather Callender

Asia Gleason

Jack Goodbrake

Nicholas Hall

Jordan Harvey

Dylan Martinez

Lucas McKee

Kaitlyn Morton

Emily Murphy

Taylor Murray

Abigail Olinghouse

Scott Pratt

Brenden Rudd

Caleb Rushton

Brooklyn Tucker

Jorden Umphress

Abigail Yarborough


Jordan Aldrich

Jaren Benton

Lucas Brown

Kayla Ellison

Tyler Fish

Elizabeth Gernon

Nathaniel Gilkey

Elizabeth Goodnight

Jonathan Harms

Zachary Lybarger

Nicholas Mason

Reagan McGibany

Ali Sidwell

Marleigh Toenyes

Devon Wall

Zenn Wilson

Haleigh Wright

High Honor Roll 2nd Semester 2018-19 Posted

posted Jun 27, 2019, 7:41 AM by John Pearson



Gwendolyn Adams

Kayla Aligholi

Lindsey Bailey

Gage Booten

Katelyn Booten

Mariah Carpenter

Makayla Dolbee

Krizza Domingo

Alli Franklin

Kaitlin Goodbrake

Fiona Hamiti

Allison Hill

Maxwell Hoehn

Damian Holbrook-Blair

Alyssa Kissee

Caitlin LeMond

Jared Liley

Alyssa Malley

William Malone

Hailey Marshall

Geoffrey Martinez

Shawn McKee

Jacob Mellenthin

Richard Moore

Nicholas Munn

Gage Nalley

Annelise Neathery

Mariah Nelson

Tony Rangel

Andrew Rintoul

Jacob Sarich

Dominic Scroggins

Autumn Shoppell

Emily Sidwell

Sydney Slayden

Noah Strebler

Elizabeth Summers

Brooke Sutherland

Phillip Tierney

Maegan Wallendorff

Chance Walter

Gavin Whiteside

Jordan Yenne


Jillian Barber

Kate Baskin

Breanna Belfield

Alexander Cox

Macy Flanigan

Summer Fulkerson

Anika Galbraith

Breanna Gernon

Joella Hammond

Alexa Kincade

Trent Klabough

Julia Kovar

Kameron Kueck

Nicole Lane

Jenna Lang

Torrie Lenon-Starner

Reghan Levinson

James Lyons

Katelyn McHatton

Eryn McLain

Ethan Moore

Kendall Moore

Taylor Norman

Leigh Nottke

Taylor Parmentier

Justin Pfister

Andrew Raymond

Ashley Reed

Aubrey Robinson

Isabella Romero

Morgan Ruden

Kalieb Runyan

Alice Slattery

Cody Smith

Jacqueline Stephen

Kathleen Tierney

Madisyn Tucker

Brittany Wall

Ethan Walter

Jacob Wells

Damien Wiseman


Hannah Allen

Evan Bardsley

Sareena Dale

McKenzie Dooley

Megan Douglas

Joshua Dyer

Jassmyn Elliott

Madison Erwin

Jasmine Finley

Chase Garland

Makenzie Garland

Faith Gerharz

Andrew Harrison

Abigail King

Holly Larkin

Hayleigh Maher

Mallory Martin

KayLee Melton

Evan Merritt

Ethan Miller

Nathan Miller

Lindzey Morrison

Rebecca Noack

Andrew Oliger

Dylen Oster

Christian Redman

Joshua Restivo

Sarah Salinas

Stephany Schelm-Hughes

Hannah Sechrest

Emma Seibert

Tabitha Staggs

Caden Stanton

Haley Stief

Jayden Ulrich

Faith VanHoose

Brandon Wells

Mira Wilken

Karli Withers

Emma Wreath

Jadyn Wuebbels

Gemma Yenne


Emmett Booker

Alexis Brigman

Clayton Bunt

Grace Byron

Addison Denton

Cooper Foust

Mackenzie Franklin

Tahani Franklin

Madilyn Fry

Sabrina Fulkerson

Morgan Gibbs

Alexandria Grimes

Aerowyn Harris

Melaina Hickerson

Niyah Johnson

Nickolas Kelsay

Chase Keshner

Courtney Kueck

Makenzie Kulish

Drake Lane

Kyle Malley

Julian Marshall

Noah Mason

Marissa Meyer

Jaymee Neathery

Aaron Niemeyer

Olivia Owens

Linnsi Polewski

Vance Puckett

Valerie Quevreaux

Riley Randolph

Carson Reef

Alissa Rodgers

Lydia Ruot

Reece Shelton

Emily Shewmaker

Riley Shook

Hope Simmons

Victoria Sorenson-Bantz

Kali Thomas

JaLynn Thompson

Adrianna Ulrich

Hannah Weller

Reaghan Williams

Kyle Womack

Senior Recognition Awards

posted May 28, 2019, 1:11 PM by John Pearson

On May 8, 2019, the 2019 graduating class was recognized in front of their fellow students, their parents and family members for their accomplishments as a class and as individuals, at an assembly in Memorial Gym.

Although many students received recognition, here are the major individual scholarship and honors award winners from the Class of 2019:  

Big Sister Senior Scholarship Award of $200- Kate Booten

St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete- Shawn McKee

United States Army Reserves Presentation- Austin Compton

Merle Bassett Scholarship- Jordan Yenne

Orville and Kathleen Brunjes Memorial Scholarship- Shawn McKee and Jacob Cress

Shelter Insurance Scholarship- Jordan Yenne

Pump House Scholarship of $500- Katelyn Goodbrake and Jacob Sarich

Student Council Scholarship of $500- Kate Booten

Bill Perry Memorial Football Scholarship- Shawn McKee

Gary Lane Memorial Football Scholarship of $500- Mark Vann

East Alton American Legion Scholarship of $500- Sydney Slayden, Shawn McKee, Gage Booten

East Alton Rotary Scholarship- Tiffany McMahan and Lucas Vogt-Edwards

Midwest Oiler of the Year Scholarship- Kate Booten

Shirley Thatcher Memorial Scholarship of $500- Jordan Yenne

Senior Art Purchase Award- Jade Belcher

Honor Thespian- Katelyn Goodbrake

Wood River Kiwanis Club Scholarship- Sophia Stockdale

Wood River Masonic Lodge Scholarship- Sydney Slayden

Wood River Lions Scholarship of $500- Shawn McKee

Wood River Rotary of $750- Shawn McKee and Sydney Slayden

Jake Ringering Memorial Scholarship of $500- Shawn McKee and Mark Vann

Dr. Guillo Barbaro Memorial Scholarship of $1500- Kate Booten and Gage Booten

EAWR Educators Scholarship of $500- Sydney Slayden

DAR Good Citizenship Award- Carrie Price

SAR Good Citizenship Award- Shawn McKee

Elmer and Eunice St. Peters Scholarship of $1,000- Sydney Slayden

4 Year Perfect Attendance- Will Malone

Valedictorian- Shawn McKee

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